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Location Ukraine, Dnepropetrovskaya
Central coordinates 34o 50.00' East  49o 30.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 3,766 ha
Altitude 51 - 57m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description A natural, permanently flooded lowland valley with lakes, sedge-beds Carex and reedbeds Phragmites, near the town of Dnepropetrovsk.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax breeding  1996  70 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1996  30 breeding pairs  good  A1  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Dneprovsko-Orel'skiy Nature Zapovednik 3,766 protected area contained by site 3,766  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  43%
Grassland Humid grasslands  4%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Sand dunes and beaches; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  25%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations  28%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 100%

Protection status National High International None3,766 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Dneprovsko-Orelskiy, 3,766 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Dniprovs'ko-Oril's'kyj Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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